Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Community businesses and individuals were lauded by Dorchester Community Mental Health Clinic on Nov. 2 at an appreciation breakfast recognizing their outreach and support in the past year.
Representatives of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, The Association for the Blind, Barbara Fitzgerald, Bethany United Methodist Church, Boland Pharmacy, Dorchester Vocational Rehabilitation, HELP of Summerville, Goodwill Industries, James Family Chiropractic, Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Jim Mueller, One Main Financial, Publix Supermarkets, Salvation Army, and Wencharles I and Summerville Mayor Bill Collins were all invited to the sit-down breakfast.
Dorchester clinic director Steve Miller spoke on the structure of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health and how it serves the community. He followed up by demonstrating how specific donations increase the quality of clients’ lives and assist recovery. Guests enjoyed a multi-media thankyou presentation, along with a gourmet breakfast cooked and served by DMH staff. Each received a personalized appreciation award for partnering with the Dorchester Mental Health Clinic to better the lives of Dorchester County clients. The Dorchester Mental Health Clinic is a part of the Charleston/Dorchester Mental Center Center.